US says Sharif brothers’ disqualification Pak’s “internal matter

February 26th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Feb.26 (ANI): The United States has refused to comment on the Pakistan Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif form contesting elections, saying it is Pakistan’s “internal matter’.

According to The Daily Times, a statement issued by the US State Department said: “The disqualification was an internal matter and Washington would not comment on it.

A three member Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Musa K. Laghari, disposed-off the Sharif’s electoral eligibility case on Wednesday,after which Shahbaz Sharif was removed from the Punjab Chief Minister’s chair and Governors rule was imposed in the province.

Large scale protests were seen as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) activists took to the streets against the apex court’s decision.(ANI)

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